Friday, October 23, 2009

Sherry Boston Sworn In As First Woman Judge for City Of Dunwoody

Judge Sherry Boston was sworn in as a judge for the Municipal Court of the City of Dunwoody at the opening of the October 21 evening court session. Judge Boston was confirmed by the Dunwoody City Council on Monday, September 14, 2009. Judge Boston is the first woman and fourth judge to serve the City of Dunwoody Municipal Court since it began operations in February 2009.

As a Municipal Court Judge, pro hac vice, for the City of Dunwoody Judge Boston will be responsible for presiding over court operation in accordance with state and federal statues, the city charter and city ordinances. The Dunwoody Municipal Court will have jurisdiction over violations that occur within the city limits of Dunwoody, which may include traffic violations, DUIs, code enforcement, and drug possession.

“It is an honor and privilege to serve the people of Dunwoody and I thank the Mayor and the City Council for this opportunity,” said Judge Boston. “I will follow the law and ensure that justice is enacted impartially, fairly and swiftly.”

Judge Boston has been practicing law since 1999 and is currently a judge, pro hac vice, for DeKalb County Recorder’s Court. She is also an associate with the Bernstein Firm based in Atlanta where she has handled over 300 cases covering a wide variety of issues.

“Judge Boston is the ideal candidate for the City’s Municipal Court,” said Mayor Ken Wright. “She is well-versed in the law, knowledgeable, fair minded and follows the letter of the law. Her experience as a judge will be a valuable asset to our young court system.”

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